Thursday, May 19, 2011

And then there were...less chapters.

I'm cutting chapters so my word count goes down! I really like the way my first five chapters are turning out! yay! I guess I never knew exactly how many words YA books were supposed to be, I just assumed fantasy had a huge word count, lol. I guess agents react the same way some readers do: they see a huge book and think, "oh, man, I don't know about that!"

Thanks for all the feedback guys! It's been very, very helpful! That's why I love my followers!!

My internet connection keeps making my computer crash, therefore, I will probably resort to going to the library once a week to post blogs and keep up with everyone. :( sigh. That's what I get for living in a forest! Tomorrow, I am going to see Pirates of the Caribbean, and I am also going to ice skate!! Fun, fun!!

8 comments:

  1. I'm growing more and more excited to one day read Cutlass. D:

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  2. Cutting words is an important part of the process. Happy editing!

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  3. Hi, Ashley! Nice to meet you. Yeah I know if my word count is getting up there that I have to wrap up the story or change some things around. It's good to know the word count before writing to keep yourself in check.

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  4. Aja - Thanks!! I can't wait either!!

    Thank you, Kayeleen.

    Pk - it's nice to meet you, too! I'm so glad you found me! :D I wish I had realized this before, lol, then I would have kept it in check before, but I kept thinking it was too short!

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  5. Congrats on all the cut wordage! I'm doing the same things right now. So sorry about your computer. EEK. Keep up the good work, girl!

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  6. Have you thought of making your one large book into two small ones with a cliff-hanger ending for the first? Just a thought. You have a fun, engaging blog.

    I have a full out for my YA urban fantasy, THE LEGEND OF VICTOR STANDISH. Keep your fingers for mine, and I'll keep mine crossed for yours, Roland

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  7. Sounds like you're enjoying your vacation--except for the computer issues!

    Glad to hear you're happy with cutting chapters. Sometimes it's hard to be objective after you've worked on something so hard.

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  8. Thanks, Anita!

    Roland - I definitely will!! :) And thank you for your suggestions, and your compliment! I appreciate them!

    Dawn - It is hard, and it's taken me forever to actually begin cutting them, but sadly, it must happen. However, I keep everything I cut in documents. Maybe I can use them later.

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